LOS ANGELES, Calif. - University of Texas head men's basketball coach Rick Barnes will receive the John R. Wooden Award's "Legends of Coaching" honor this year, Award Chairman Duke Llewellyn announced Wednesday. Barnes will be honored along with the 2009 Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners and the Wooden Award All-American teams at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April of 2009.
After a National Championship game for the ages, and a Final Four utterly dominated by Kansas & Memphis, it is no shock that CHN’s All-Final Four team is all Jayhawks and Tigers.
After a lengthy run of individual awards, we finally reach CHN's program and conference awards. As always, CHN writers voted for the best of the best:
CollegeHoops.net Program of the Year: Drake
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — University of Texas sophomore guard D.J. Augustin has been named the winner of the 2008 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in conjunction with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., made the announcement on Thursday. Mr. Cousy will present Augustin with the award during a press conference at the Marriott River Walk hotel in San Antonio on Monday, April 7 at 11 a.m. (central).
CollegeHoops.net Coach of the Year: Keno Davis (Drake)
All-Elite Eight & MOP
Well Davidson, good night and thanks for the memories. However, there is no doubt that the four best teams in college basketball are still remaining. After the dust had settled, here is how CHN’s All-Elite Eight squad played out.
CollegeHoops.net Elite Eight MOP: Derrick Rose, Memphis
21 points, nine assists, six boards
The clock has struck midnight and the chariot has turned back into a pumpkin for all the Cinderellas except for Davidson. Not surprisingly their star is CHN’s Sweet Sixteen Most Outstanding Player.
CollegeHoops.net Sweet Sixteen MOP: Stephen Curry, Davidson
33 points, four assists, four steals, three boards